Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 12-18, 2019

by Alan S. Dalinka, contributing writer
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Walt Disney World Resort Update for February 12-18, 2019

 

Writer's note: Before we get to our usual round up of News and Views, I pause for a moment of respect.

The Walt Disney Company and The Walt Disney Family Museum noted the February 9 death of Ron W. Miller, Walt Disney's son-in-law and the husband of Diane Disney. The former USC football star who married Walt's daughter Diane and played for the L.A. Rams, first came to work at Walt Disney Studios in 1957 and served as an assistant on the movie Old Yeller. In 1978, he rose to the rank of president of the company and became its CEO in 1983.

Miller is often described as a driving force at the company behind the building of EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World Resort, and the creation of Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Home Video, and The Disney Channel. He also pushed technological innovation at the company, including pursuing computer animation and, in particular, the film Tron. In 1984, he departed the company in the wake of the hostile takeover bid led by Saul Steinberg that the Disney board of directors fought and eventually chose to install Michael Eisner and Frank Wells in their leadership positions.


Ron Miller is honored with a window above the bakery at Magic Kingdom's Main Street U.S.A. in Walt Disney World. Photo by Donald & Bonnie Fink.

"Everyone at The Walt Disney Company is deeply saddened by the passing of Ron Miller," said Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer, The Walt Disney Company. "His life and legacy are inextricably linked with our Company and the Disney family because he was such a vital part of both, as our CEO and Walt's son-in-law. Few people had Ron's understanding of our history, or a deeper appreciation and respect for our Company, and he shared it generously with anyone who wanted to know more. I was fortunate to have known him, and even luckier to have called him a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with his family."

Miller also served on the Board of Directors at The Walt Disney Family Museum since its opening in 2009 and became its president in November 2013. He, Diane, and Diane's mother, Lillian, also established Silverado Vineyards in 1981. He passed away in Napa, California. He was 85.

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Kevin Has Arrived at Disney's Animal Kingdom

In January, Disney announced that Kevin from Disney-Pixar's Up! would be "migrating north from Paradise Falls" to Disney's Animal Kingdom. As of yesterday, she has begun making appearances. Disney Parks Blog reported that "she's been spotted on the park's Discovery Island!." Several social media reports showed her in the vicinity of the Discovery Island stage where the Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party takes place..


Disney Parks Blog reports that there have been sightings of Kevin on Discovery Island. Video ©Disney.

For those that want to take home a plush version of Kevin, Disney Parks Blog also announced that a new toy will be available "at select merchandise locations in Disney's Animal Kingdom, such as Island Mercantile and Discovery Trading Co." starting later this month.

Kevin plush coming to Disney's Animal Kingdom later this month. Photo
Kevin plush dolls are expected to be available at Disney's Animal Kingdom later this month. Photo ©Disney.

Mariachi Cobre to Tell the Story of Coco

When the 26th annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival gets underway on March 6, Mariachi Cobre at Epcot's Mexico pavilion will add new shows inspired by the Disney-Pixar film Coco in addition to their performances featuring traditional mariachi music. The group that has performed at Epcot since it opened (and that includes members that have performed at Walt Disney World since Magic Kingdom's opening in 1971 and at Disneyland even before that), will be joined by a pair of Folklórico dancers in telling Miguel Rivera's journey to find his familia. The new shows will include music from the film and Miguel will appear in the form of a "whimsical, hand-crafted puppet."


Mariachi Cobre, an act that has performed at Epcot since its beginning, performed on the Fountain View Stage during the ceremony honoring the park's 35th Anniversary Celebration in 2017. File Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

It is not yet clear whether the new Coco-themed shows will be separately listed on times guides or whether they will be incorporated into the usual Mariachi Cobre performance schedule. As of this publication, Mariachi Cobre's daily showtimes during all of March are listed as 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m. and 5 p.m. Mariachi Cobre usually performs on the shore of World Showcase Lagoon on the Promenade outside Mexico pavilion opposite to Donald Duck's meet and greet location.

Epcot Concerts News & Calendar

The Disney on Broadway Concert Series brings rotating pairs of performers to the America Gardens Theatre for three concerts each night during the Epcot International Festival of the Arts. On the final night of the Festival only, February 25, two pairs of performers—Ashley Brown & Josh Strickland and Kissy Simmons & Alton Fitzgerald White—will join together for the final three concerts. Dining packages are available for all performances at ArtfulEpcot.com or by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Passholders and eligible Disney Vacation Club Members can receive a 10% discount for dining packages throughout the Festival during lunch and dinner (excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity).


The signs along World Showcase Promenade at America Gardens Theatre display which Disney on Broadway stars are performing that night and their biographies.


Heidi Blickenstaff and Gavin Lee completed their two week run of shows on Sunday.


Siblings Arielle and Adam Jacobs completed their two week run of shows on Saturday.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Also expanded to seven days a week, beginning on March 6, the Garden Rocks Concert Series takes the stage three times nightly through June 3. With this week's announcement of Wang Chung, Peabo Bryson and Eddie Palmieri, all of the scheduled performers are now known. Other recent additions included Tony Orlando, Jon Anderson of YES, Ambrosia, Magic Giant and Dennis DeYoung, original member of STYX, Steve Auger (Journey former lead vocalist), Air Supply, Rick Springfield, Richard Marx and Starship, starring Mickey Thomas. Returning performers also include The Spinners and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, and new to the Festival performers include TobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Sister Sledge, and Colin Hay of Men at Work. For more information or reservations, call (407) WDW-DINE or visit FreshEpcot.com.


Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone has performed many times at the America Gardens Theatre and is scheduled to return again this spring for the Garden Rocks Concert Series. File Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

This summer, Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! will return from June 14 through August 18. Star-Lord and Gamora (along with an "alien" band) will take a "musical journey" that showcases hits from Star-Lord's Awesome Mix tapes with multiple performances daily.


With Groot remotely patching "Awesome Mix" music into the headphones of of an alien band, Star-Lord tried to teach them how to become the "Galaxy's greatest cover band" during last summer's edition of the Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! Concerts. Gamora seemed unimpressed. File Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

For the convenience of our readers, all of the scheduled Disney on Broadway Concert Series performances at America Gardens Theatre are shown in our Google Calendar of Epcot Events. All of the scheduled performers for the Garden Rocks Concert Series also been added to the calendar, and the Guardians of the Galaxy-Awesome Mix Live! dates are included as well. While our Google Calendar of Epcot Events includes a list of the scheduled performers, it is always best to check the My Disney Experience app, Times Guide, and, yes, sometimes even signs posted at the park entrances and at the theater noting last minute changes. You can add the whole Event calendar to any calendar that supports the iCal format (like iPhone and Mac) by copying this link and, indeed, if when we get additional information and update the calendar, the calendar will update on your subscribed device as well. The calendar is provided as a courtesy "as is, where is" without any guarantees. Given the effort it took to create it and keep it updated, we do respectfully request that you do not post our entire calendar on another site without first asking our permission. Walt Disney World Resort does provide schedules in the My Disney Experience app, but does not allow you to add dates to calendars outside the app itself.

Views Around the World

This week's Views Around the World are from Magic Kingdom (including DVC Moonlight Magic), Epcot, and we take a look at some of the Disney Skyliner Construction progress, head over to Disney's Pop Century Resort, and conclude with a bunch of animal photos from Disney's Animal Kingdom. As always, views of Disney Springs in our New & Coming Soon to Disney Springs section below.

Magic Kingdom


Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom is advertised on Disney resort buses. The "surprise" includes rare character appearances in Town Square in the park. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


Gideon (left) and Honest John pause for a picture as they appeared in Town Square at the Magic Kingdom on Monday, February 11. Both "Pinocchio" characters were meeting guests and signing autographs. Photo by Donald Fink.


The first 2019 Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic event was held at Magic Kingdom on February 5. It also returns there tonight, February 12 (event registration required).


DVC Members that are registered for the event and their guests can "mix-in" to the park before the end of regular park hours and can catch the nightly showing of Happily Ever After.


Rare character meet and greets are one of the highlights of the event. Clara Cluck was on the boardwalk along Rivers of America in Frontierland.


Clara Cluck's banner can be spotted in the Storybook Circus area of Fantasyland.


Panic, Pain, and Meg from Disney's "Hercules" greeted guests (who waited in a long queue) in Fantasyland.


Not all of the characters appearing during the event are announced in the park map. Stromboli was, appropriately enough, just outside Pinocchio Village Haus.


Attendees could also see the special Moonlight Magic Blast! fireworks show during the event.


As the event's end approached, Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse appeared in their celebration costumes outside Main Street Station facing Town Square to wish attendees a goodnight.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Epcot


Festival of the Arts continues through February 25. Be sure to see Donald & Bonnie Fink's Photo Tour coming up later this week here on MousePlanet!


During the Festival, guests can paint by number on the large mural on the Canada-side of World Showcase Plaza.


Skippy the rabbit from Disney's "Robin Hood" can be spotted at United Kingdom pavilion.


Lumiere is at the France pavilion.


The Aristocats are also at France.


Abu seeks treasure at Morocco pavilion.


Pascal grabs some carmel corn at Germany.


And, of course, everyone can hunt for Figment (whether or not paying to play his scavenger hunt for prizes).

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


A visit to Epcot can include a journey from Spaceship Earth to the Moon (well, that would require going around the other side of Spaceship Earth, turning left and riding the Orange side of Mission: Space). Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


The pizza window at Italy pavilion apparently is not operating during Festival of the Arts. It usually operates during the Food & Wine Festival, but it may also operate at other times of the year.


In-park preparations are underway for the 26th annual Flower & Garden Festival which starts March 6.


Stakes around the Future World pond must mean that flowerbed planting for the Flower & Garden Festival is coming soon.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


Roofing is underway over the apparent launch track for the future Guardians of the Galaxy-themed roller coaster expected to open in 2021.


Infrastructure work continues on the islands in World Showcase Lagoon for the new nighttime spectacular expected to debut in 2020.


The island in World Showcase Lagoon closest to Mexico pavilion also has a construction barge floating alongside.


At France, scaffolding is now apparent (left side) from the construction underway behind the pavilion for Remy's Ratatouille Adventure expected to open in 2021.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney Skyliner Construction Progress


Behind the France pavilion, a construction crew works on one of the towers for the future Disney Skyliner with what appears to be a maintenance gondola stopped at the tower.


The previous photo, like this one, was taken from near the International Gateway entrance of Epcot.


With many of the "backstage" trees removed, it is possible to spot Disney Skyliner towers and cables behind The American Adventure (left side of the photo).


Disney Skyliner's route travels along Buena Vista Drive behind Italy pavilion.


Disney Skyliner continues behind Germany to reach the future site of Disney's Riviera Resort (which can be seen through the trees on the left in the photo).


From Buena Vista Drive on the other side of the Germany pavilion, passing cars (and buses) can see the cables leading to the Riviera station along the Disney Skyliner route.


At the other end of the Disney SKyliner route, work continues at the station on Hourglass Lake that will serve guests at Disney's Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts.


The Disney Skyliner station on Hourglass Lake is connected by cables to the Caribbean Beach Resort station.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney Skyliner testing in progress. Photo
As we were finalizing this Update for publication, Disney Parks Blog released a photo of a Disney Skyliner gondola passenger cabin making a test run between Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Hollywood Studios stations. Photo ©Disney.

Disney's Pop Century Resort


Disney's Pop Century Resort represents the 1950s to the 1990s with oversized graphics.


The 1970s are represented by a large Mickey telephone overlooking larger-than-life foosball players.


Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head are right at home near the 1960s buildings (the plastic version of the toy was introduced in 1964).


While Roger Rabbit does not have an attraction at Walt Disney World, he does stand tall at Pop Century.


A five story tall laptop computer represents the 1990s, complete with web pages saluting the 1998 opening of Disney's Animal Kingdom, an image of the pink Castle Cake at Magic Kingdom from 1996-97, Disney-MGM Studios Earful Tower, and the original version of Test Track at Epcot (which opened in 1999).


Disney's Pop Century's laptop includes a Mickey key.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.


No matter which Disney Resort hotel you are staying at, be sure to check for special entertainment and recreation opportunities at your resort. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

Disney's Animal Kingdom


Augustus, the male hippopotamus born at the park just over a year ago can still often be spotted near his mother on Kilimanjaro Safaris.


Giraffe "necking," even when done playfully (which is what the Kilimanjaro Safari driver said this was), is done to establish dominance.


A lioness prepares to leap.


A member of the gorilla family group at Gorilla Falls looks at the people behind the glass.


One of the bachelor gorillas takes a momentary break from chomping on a twig.


A lion-tail macaque pauses for a moment while moving from one side of the enclosure to the other at Maharajah Jungle Trek.


A gibbon in the Asia section of the park was just hanging around.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka.

This and That…

…For the foodies out there, Disney Parks Blog has the rundown on the February sweet treats all around Walt Disney World Resort, from Disney's Animal Kingdom to Disney's All-Star Music Resort, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Epcot's Kringla Bakeri og Kafe and Sunshine Seasons in The Land pavilion, and the new Mickey Premium Bar Dome Cake at Amorette's Patisserie at Disney Springs.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We spotted the new dome cake at Amorette's earlier this month and posted it on Instagram. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

…Until February 24 at 11:49 p.m. Pacific Time, you can enter the Disney Junior "Discover the Magic Sweepstakes" at disney.com/DiscovertheMagicSweeps for a chance for your family of four to win a Walt Disney World Resort vacation. See the site for all the rules and details. MousePlanet is not affiliated with the sweepstakes in any way.

…Give Kids The World Village, the non profit resort in Central Florida that provides dream vacations to critically ill children and their families is holding its next speaker series event, An Evening with Ron Logan, on February 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Give Kids The World Village Resort, 210 S. Bass Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746. Ron Logan was Executive Vice President and Executive Producer for Walt Disney Entertainment, responsible for creating, casting, and producing live entertainment for Disney Parks worldwide and was the first President of Disney Theatrical Productions (which produced Disney's Beauty and the Beast-A New Musical on Broadway and around the world.). Tickets are available on this EventBrite page starting at $35 (plus fees). GKTW has again given us the opportunity to give some tickets away to our readers. If you would like a complimentary pair of tickets, see our Instagram Story today, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. The first two valid entries will each receive a pair of tickets.

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…While in town for their two weeks of Disney on Broadway Concert Series performances at the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, siblings Adam and Arielle Jacobs surprised students from Florida's Aventura City of Excellence School who were participating in a Disney Broadway Magic workshop at Walt Disney World Resort. Adam, who originated the role of Aladdin on Broadway and the national tour, and Arielle, who is currently playing Jasmine on Broadway, performed "A Whole New World" for the students and shared some of their experiences with Disney on Broadway and gave some advice about succeeding in show business.


Students from Aventura City of Excellence School visited Walt Disney World Resort to participate in the Disney Broadway Magic workshop. Video ©Disney.

… Reminder to our readers in New England: the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort gets in on the action of February's big football game by offering the "Champions Package" to residents of the winning team's area, New England, which, for purposes of the offer includes New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. For stays through December 24, 2019 (minimum stay of three nights required), the Champions Package includes $100 meal credit, which can be used at Shula's Steak House (named for NFL's winningest coach, Don Shula) or any other restaurant at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. It also includes a "one category complimentary room upgrade that does not include suite upgrades." Guests must have valid state identification at check-in from an eligible state. More information and details of the offer are available at this page of SwanDolphin.com. More information and reservations are available by calling (800)227-1500 and mentioning "CHAMPS." (We will move this to the Discounts section in our next Update.)

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New & Coming Soon at Disney Springs

This section collects all of the Disney Springs retail and dining events we are aware of in one place along with our most recent views of the area. Event items NEW to the Update are marked accordingly.

NEW Valentine's Day Special Offers

For those that visit The VOID on February 14, your receipt dated that date can be used for 10% off at Paddlefish or Terralina Crafted Italian restaurants, 20% at Vivoli il Gelato, and for a complimentary glass of wine on tap at Wine Bar George (max value of $9 with a maximum party size of 6). With your receipt from participating locations, you can receive a complimentary photo from The VOID. Other restrictions can apply; see those locations for details and see Disney Parks Blog for more Valentine's treats around Disney Springs.

NEW The Raglan Road Mighty St. Patrick's Festival

Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant has announced the lineup for its 2019 Mighty St. Patrick's Festival, March 15-17. Headlined by the Young Dubliners, nine bands join Raglan Road's troupe of Irish dancers for entertainment from morning into late night. On March 17, St. Patrick's Day, guests will be seated on a first-come, first served basis with a $10 cover charge for each guest age 18 and over. Reservations for March 15-16 can be made without cover charge by calling (407)938-0300. Festival hours: March 15–3 p.m. until 1:30 a.m.; March 16-17–11 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. (Pub opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday). Complimentary face painting available March 15 from 3-9 p.m. and March 16-17 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The full entertainment schedule will be available at RaglanRoad.com. Published highlights include:

  • Young Dubliners – One of Celtic rock's hardest working bands, the Young Dubliners play hundreds of shows to thousands of fans across the United States and Europe every year. Young Dubliners are known for their hearty rock and Irish-infused live performances.
  • Ben Gunnery – Irish music superstar and multi-instrumentalist Ben Gunnery, who studied at prestigious music conservatories, has toured since age 14. Now 39, he has been soloist for high-profile productions like Riverdance and films including "Lord of the Rings" and Harry Potter movies. Ben will appear on Raglan Road stages for his first Mighty Festival.
  • Briste - This inspiring all-female duo includes Emma Robinson (flute, whistle) and Joanna Boyle (banjo, vocals). Blending their rich musical backgrounds, Briste creates a fresh and exciting mix of country, folk and Irish traditional music.
  • The Byrne Brothers - An exceptionally talented traditional Irish music family from Donegal. They are Luca, 14 (button accordion); Finn, 12 (banjo, mandolin and whistle); Dempsey, 9, (whistle and bodhran); and father, Tommy (guitar, Uilleann pipes, fiddle, whistles, bagpipes and bodhran). Their show combines exciting Irish tunes with modern dance beats, and they love to interact with every audience.
  • The Raglan Roots Coalition – This edgy house band is known for its soul-rockin' Celtic bluegrass with hip-swingin', knee-shakin' funky roots beats. Emily Furlong (guitar, vocals, banjo); Blain Curtis (guitar, vocals); Ben Roe (percussion); Keelan Kelly (bass); and Ellen Daly (fiddle) will get everyone in the St. Paddy's spirit.
  • Reel Republic – Hailing from the four corners of Ireland, Aisling Egan-Sage (fiddle); Liam O'Keefe (box, vocals); Niall McIlroy (guitar, flute); and Eleanor Roe (keyboard, vocals, bodhran) are Reel Republic 2.0, seriously talented musicians always pushing to make the next gig better than the last.
  • Trad Gad – Three talented musicians from Kerry, Dublin, Colin Foley (guitar, vocals); Fionn Morrison (Uilleann pipes, whistles); and Ciara Ni Bhrian (guitar, fiddle, mandolin, Uilleann pipes, tin whistle, banjo and bazouki, charm Raglan Road audiences with their vibrant performances.
  • Maca – Three Irish sister-musician-songwriters dubbed "Ireland's next big thing" are rocking Raglan Road Pub stages with their extraordinary talent. Saoise Carty (guitar,vocals); Naoise Carty (Fiddle, vocals); and Ciara Carty (Bodhran) are from Wexford, Ireland.
  • High Road - Three talented musicians hailing from Galway, Kilkenny and Glasgow meet in the middle to play a crowd-pleasing symphony of traditional Irish tunes and songs. Hannah NcNeil (fiddle, banjo, vocals); Aidan Byrne (guitar, vocals); and Roisin Broderick (concertina) rock the stage.
  • The Raglan Road Irish Dancers – Plucked from the cast and stages of the world's greatest Irish dance shows, the Raglan Road Irish Dancers perform throughout the Mighty Festival. You can even learn some traditional Irish dance steps – no experience necessary!

While Raglan Road's brunch, lunch, dinner and bar menus will be available, including its new Guinness-infused Bangin' Bangers and Mighty Mash, Raglan Road does not serve green beer because it says its an American invention. Raglan Road also asks that you not call the holiday "St. Patty's" – it's either "St. Patrick's Day" or "St. Paddy's" – and to remember that a shamrock has three leaves not four!

Jaleo & Pepe by José Andrés

Chef José Andrés' ThinkFoodGroup announced that it will open its first-ever "brick-and-mortar location" of its Spanish food truck grab-and-go concept restaurant Pepe by José Andrés adjoining its soon-to-open Jaleo restaurant at Disney Springs this winter. Pepe will feature hot and cold Spanish-style sandwiches including bocatas and bikinis, salads, soups and sides along with Spanish sangria. The space will be decorated with an elaborate mural by Marc Jesús, a famous Menorcan painter, featuring his "ever-happy, blue-skinned female characters."

Wine Bar George

The special menu for Valentine's day includes Filet Mignon, Seared Red Snapper and more. You can pair your entree with a sparkling wine flight or choose from one of 140 wines by the glass, bottle or ounce. For reservations and more information, visit WineBarGeorge.com.

Terralina Crafted Italian

Valentine's Day dinner will be available for $100/couple including a bottle of Sprakling or Rosé. Reservations are available at Terralina's website. The menu includes antipasti to share, two entrees, dessert to share too.

Paddlefish

Paddlefish is continuing its "Rooftop Wine Experiences" the 2nd Tuesday of every month. February's event will be dedicated to wines of Napa and March's event will explore wines of Burgundy. For more information and $40/person (plus EventBrite fee) tickets, visit this EventBrite page.

Paddlefish is still offering its "Buzz Pop Cocktails" - "a nostalgic push pop with a twist for adults 21 and over." They can be purchased anywhere within the restaurant and come in an assortment of flavors.

The Edison

Toasting your special someone for Valentine's Day at The Edison can include its "My Pink Valentine" cocktail, a sweet and bitter mix of Woodford Reserve, Frangelico, Orange Juice, Earth Rose Pinot Noir, and chocolate bitters. Its regular menu is available too, including its signature appetizer, "DB Clothesline Bacon" dipped in milk chocolate, and dishes like Grilled Veal Chop with a Red Wine Demi Glace, served with Crab Stuffed Shrimp and Sautéed Rainbow Chard. For reservations call (407)560-9288 or visit its website.

NEWThe Edison's February Burger of the Month is its Mozzarella Madness Burger, a beef blend of sirloin, short rib and brisket topped with fried mozzarella and marina sauce. It is served with tater tots for $24.


Mozzarella Madness Burger is The Edison's February Burger of the Month. Image courtesy Patina Restaurant Group.

Maria & Enzo's Ristorante

Valentine's Day at Maria & Enzo's Italian tratoria set in a 1930s-style airline terminal includes two Antipasti selections – Salumi E Formaggi and Chilled Duo of Oysters; entrees will include a Duo Of Lobster and NY Strip or a traditional Roasted Vegetable Lasagna. Dessert choices include Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Tart featuring salted caramel, bourbon raspberry jam, and ricotta gelato. For reservations, visit MariaAndEnzos.com. You can see the full "Love at First Bite" Valentine's Day menu here.

NEW Carnevale, the traditional winter festival famous in Venice and known as Mardi Gras in many places outside of Italy, is a spectacle of glamorous costumes, culinary delicacies, and riotous celebration. February 22 through March 5, guests who visit Maria & Enzo's Ristorante at Disney Springs will get a front-row seat to nightly live entertainment including singers, stilt walkers, jugglers, mimes, face painters and folkdancers, while indulging in the restaurant's signature Italian cuisine. As the Italians say, "a Carnevale ogni scherzo vale!" (Anything goes at Carnevale!) Reservations are recommended. Visit MariaAndEnzos.com or call (407) 560-8466 for reservations and more information. Note: Patina Restaurant Group has invited us to experience the Carnevale celebration on February 25, and we will share the details of the experience on social media and in the February 26 Walt Disney World Resort Update here on MousePlanet.com


Maria & Enzo's Ristorante celebrates Carnevale from February 22 to March 5 with live music, singers, jugglers and, of course, its authentic Italian cuisine. Image courtesy Patina Restaurant Group.

Enzo's Hideaway Tunnel Bar

Valentine's Day in the Italian speakeasy-inspired, Prohibition-Era "Hide away" restaurant and bar can include craft cocktails like Limoncello Gimlets and Luciano Spritz, and Roman-style dishes including entrees such as handmade pasta, fresh fish, chicken, and steaks. The signature Salumi e Formaggi platter is made to order and features a selection of imported cured meats and aged cheeses for sharing. For reservations visit EnzosHideawayFL.com.

Morimoto Asia

During February, you can join in the celebration of the Chinese New Year as Chinese culture celebrates the year of the pig. Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's Sticky Spare Ribs are first braised, then dunked in cornstarch and flash-fried for a crispy crust, and then are doused in hoisin sweet-and-sour sauce; at his pan-Asian Disney Springs restaurant, that is but one of several signature pork dishes on the menu. The restaurant shared its recipe with us and it is posted here on MousePad.

You can dine on Valentine's Day under the "sky-high chandeliers" in Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto's first Pan-Asian restaurant. For reservations visit MorimotoAsiaFLA.com.

Status of Parking Availability at Disney Springs NEW photo (first)

Those who visit Disney Springs during the weekends or during busy times of the year at the Resort know that the two parking structures often fill to capacity during those peak times. Even the flat lot on the West Side can fill up during very busy times! Construction continues across Buena Vista Drive at the site of the new garage that will connect to Disney Springs by a series of pedestrian bridges. We have not yet heard when the new structure will be open, but the trend of the name discussion for it has shifted from "Lemon" to "Grapefruit," and you can keep an eye on the overhead signs along Buena Vista Drive directing cars to the garages and lots with availability.


Although it increasingly looks closer to completed, construction continues at the new garage along Buena Vista Drive next to the Speedway gas station. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.


At the existing garages, there is still on-going work underway to upgrade the electronic system that indicates parking space availability. File Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

NBA Experience and City Works Eatery & Pour House NEW photo (first)


The future NBA Experience and City Works Eatery & Pour House building can be seen from Buena Vista Drive. It is expected to be completed this summer.


The Orange Garage also provide a view of the largely completed exterior of the building that will become home to both NBA Experience and City Works Eatery & Pour House this summer.


Windows have been installed on the northern side of the building facing House of Blues.


The City Works entry area is beginning to look like its concept art on the construction wall.


The City Pour House portion of the building's exterior is not yet enclosed.

Photos by Alan S. Dalinka (including file photos).

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Resort Events

Check here to see if a park event might fall during your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort. If you know of any in-park events, official or unofficial, that should be listed here, please send us an email.

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2019 Resort Events
  • Disney After Hours:
    …at Magic Kingdom:
    • February 14, March 7: 9 p.m. – midnight
    …at Disney's Hollywood Studios (entry at 7 p.m.):
    • February 16
    • March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
    • April 6 & 13
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom (entry at 7 p.m.):
    • February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 26
    • March 5, 20 & 27
    • April 3
  • Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic:
    …at Magic Kingdom
    • February 12, 2019
    • Registration Closed
    …at Disney's Hollywood Studios
    • March 20 & 27, 2019
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: February 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: February 21, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    …at Epcot
    • May 13 & 20, 2019
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: April 3, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: April 10, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    …at Disney's Animal Kingdom
    • July 8, August 8 & 22, 2019
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: June 5, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: June 12, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    …at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon
    • September 18 & October 16, 2019
    • Registration opens for Members with Resort Reservations: August 14, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Registration opens for all Members: August 28, 2019 at 9 a.m. Eastern
  • Mickey & Minnie's Surprise Celebration at Magic Kingdom – January 18 – September 30, 2019
  • Epcot International Festival of the Arts – January 18 – February 25, 2019
  • Party with Pixar Pals at Disney's Hollywood Studios – January 18 - September 30, 2019
  • 25 Years of The Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom – January 18 – September 30, 2019
  • Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend – February 21–24, 2019.
  • Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – March 6 – June 3, 2019
  • Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE Magazine – March 21-24, 2019
  • Star Wars Rival Run Weekend – April 4–7, 2019
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios 30th anniversary – May 1, 2019.
  • Disney H2O Glow Nights at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon – Thursday & Saturday nights from May 30-August 24, 2019.
  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom – August 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
    • September 2, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29
    • October 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27, 29, 31
    • November 1
  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Late Summer/Fall 2019 (Dates to be announced)
  • Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend – October 31 - November 3, 2019
  • Epcot International Festival of the Holidays – Late Fall/Winter 2019 (Dates to be announced)
2020 Resort Events
  • COMING SOON!


Refurbishments and Attraction Closures

Note: Not all attraction closures have been officially confirmed by Disney, and are all subject to change at any time. All refurbishment schedules are estimates only. We recommend checking for updates as you plan your visit. All information is subject to change without notice. To get the most recent updates, visit DisneyWorld.com or use the MyDisneyExperience App on your iOS or Android device.

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Magic Kingdom
  • Casey Jr. Splash 'N' Soak Station – Closed for refurbishment.
  • Captain Jack Sparrow's Pirate Tutorial – No longer listed in My Disney Experience (final show was September 29, 2018).
  • Move it! Shake it! Dance & Play It! Street Party – Not scheduled.
    Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party" is scheduled to debut January 18, 2019, featuring new arrangements of classic "Mickey Mouse Club" songs
  • Stitch's Great Escape – My Disney Experience lists as "available seasonally throughout the year"
    Be aware that it is increasingly unlikely it will reopen; the attraction's lobby is usually used for greeting Stitch
  • Walt Disney World Railroad – Closed as of December 3, 2018 to accomodate TRON construction (reopening to be announced).
    • Guests can visit a Walt Disney World Railroad train at Main Street Station.
  • Tomorrowland Speedway – Closed as of January 2, 2019 for track adjustment to accomodate TRON construction (expected reopening mid-May).
Epcot
  • Ellen's Energy Adventure at Universe of Energy – Permanently closed on August 13, 2017.
    Guardians of the Galaxy-themed roller coaster-type attraction opens in approximately 2021.
  • Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – Closed February 3, 2018. (Theater to be repurposed).
  • Illuminations: Reflections of Earth – Ending during the second half of 2019 for new nighttime spectacular.
Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi – My Disney Experience lists as closed with no further information.
  • The Great Movie Ride – Permanently closed August 13, 2017.
    The new "Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway" attraction to open in Chinese Theatre in Fall 2019.
  • Disney Junior Live on Stage – Closed.
    Disney Junior Dance Party debuted in its place on December 22, 2018.
Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Kali River Rapids – Closed for refurbishment through late March, 2019.
  • Flights of Wonder (Caravan Stage) – Show closed on December 31, 2017.
    "UP! A Great Bird Adventure" starring Russell and Dug and their bird opened in its place on April 22, 2018.
  • Conservation Station – Rafiki's Planet Watch – Wildlife Express Train - Now closed - planned reopening Spring 2019
Disney Water Parks

Disney's Typhoon Lagoon

  • Closed for seasonal refurbishment January 6 – March 16, 2019.
Disney Springs
  • DisneyQuest – Closed as of July 3, 2017.
    The NBA Experience expected to open Summer 2019.
  • Portobello Country Italian Trattoria – Closed April 24, 2017.
    Terralina Crafted Italian has opened in its place.
  • La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil – Show closed on December 31, 2017.
    A new Cirque du Soleil show is now in development with its premiere date to be announced.
  • Wolfgang Puck Grand Café – Closed August 1, 2017.
    Location is being transformed into Jaleo, a restaurant featuring Spanish cuisine, expected to open soon.
    A new Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill is now open next door to the Coca-Cola Store
    Wolfgang Puck Express continues to operate in its existing location in the Marketplace.
Disney Resorts
  • Caribbean Beach – The overall construction project at the Resort is expected to be completed 2019–20. The resort's new lobby, restaurants and other amenities, including Sebastian's Bistro, Centertown Market, and Banana Cabana are all now open.
  • Coronado Springs
    • The new 15-story "Gran Destino Tower" overlooking Lago Dorado, the resort's central lake, will open in July, 2019, adding 545 rooms, including 50 suites and concierge level services, and a rooftop dining facility that will include panoramic views of nighttime fireworks shows at the Theme Parks. The Gran Destino Tower will serve as the new main entrance point for the resort. Reservations are now open. The resort's more than 1,800 existing rooms have been fully updated with new fixtures, furniture and lighting. A second new restaurant is planned to open on an island in the middle of Lago Dorado with new walkways across the water. Disney Parks Blog posted the latest renderings of the project in an article on October 16, 2018.
    • Iguana Arcade is closed for refurbishment.
  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort - The Big Blue Pool will close for refurbishment beginning in Fall 2020.
Walt Disney World Golf
  • No known closures.

Current Discounts and Promotions

Note: MousePlanet does not edit past Updates to reflect price increases; for up-to-date prices, check the most recent Walt Disney World Resort Update. For your convenience, we have grouped the discount offers based on the intended audience. Check out the category that best matches you, and pick the offer that works best for you. And keep those tips coming—let us know if you find a better or different offer, so we can share it with other readers.

Walt Disney World Resort theme park tickets are rarely offered at deep discounts unless you are a resident of Florida or eligible for U.S. Military Personnel benefits. It is increasingly true that non-Florida residents tend to benefit the most by purchasing tickets in advance (and, of course, being mindful of the rules relevant to those tickets). As prices go up, it becomes even more important to pay heed: Don't get scammed! Never buy tickets from an unofficial or secondary outlet, such as through eBay or Craigslist. Never rent or purchase tickets from people approaching you outside Disney property stating they have remaining days or leftover tickets. This practice is against the terms of use for Walt Disney World Theme Park admissions, and may result in denial of entry. There is no way to determine if these tickets are valid until you try to use them to enter the parks. Only purchase Disney theme park tickets directly from Disney, an authorized seller, or a travel agency like MousePlanet travel partner Get Away Today.

 

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For Everyone

4-Park Magic Tickets

On January 18, Disney introduced a new four park ticket that provides one admission per theme park each day that must be used within 7 days of first use or by an expiration based upon price category, whichever comes first (Value: March 1; Select or Summer: September 30). To purchase, call (407)939-7646 or visit this page of DisneyWorld.com

Value Select Summer
Adult: $85/day ($340 plus tax)
Child: $80/day ($320 plus tax)
Adult: $89/day ($356 plus tax)
Child: $84/day ($336 plus tax)
Adult: $95/day ($380 plus tax)
Child: $90/day ($360 plus tax)
Valid only through 3/1/2019 Valid through 3/14/2019,
3/27 to 4/9/2019,
4/27 to 5/27/2019
and 8/19 to 9/30/2019
Valid through 3/14/2019,
3/27 to 4/9/2019,
4/27 to 9/30/2019

Note that tickets are nontransferable and nonrefundable, do not include admission to hard ticket events and activities. If you purchase the 4-Park Magic tickets for higher-priced dates but use them on lower-priced dates, there will be no credits or refunds issued.


As further incentive to purchase park tickets in advance, for other ticket types, you can save $20 when you buy a 3-day or longer Disney Theme Park Ticket online compared to the price of the same ticket purchased at theme park ticket windows. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com official ticket purchasing options.


Sun & Fun Room Offer

  • Save up to 25% for stays most nights April 28 through May 27, 2019 when you book through May 27, 2019
  • Save up to 30% for stays most nights May 28 through September 30, 2019 when you book through March 24, 2019

The Soak Up the Sun and Fun Offer varies by resort category and the savings depend upon dates which may also have length of stay requirements. In addition to the link, you can call (407)827-7393 for more information and availability, or you can contact your travel agent.


Save Up to 20% on Rooms

If your travel dates do not line up with the Sun & Fun Room Offer, you may still be able to save up to 20% on rooms for stays most nights through April 27, 2019, at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Get more information and check availability this page of DisneyWorld.com, or call (407)939-2769 or your travel agent.


 

Memory Maker pre-arrival discount

Disney's PhotoPass service provides a discount on Disney Memory Maker pre-arrival packages. For $199 plus tax, Walt Disney World guests can digitally download any photos associated with their Memory Maker account, including photos taken on attractions. The advanced purchase price is $169, a $30 savings. Applicable taxes are charged to all orders.

Purchase must be made more than three days prior to arrival at the Walt Disney World Resort for the discount. All sales are final, and not eligible for an exchange or refund. Both the immediate and discount version of Memory Maker can be purchased at this page of DisneyWorld.com.

For Annual Passholders
Expect to be required to show your Passholder Card and matching photo ID to receive a discount and other benefits.

While supplies last during this year's Epcot International Festival of the Arts, Passholders can receive a complimentary magnet featuring Figment for the first time. Visit Mouse Gear or Port of Entry and show your Pass with matching Photo I.D. to the designated cast member distributing the magnets.


Figment appears on the Passholder magnet during Festival of the Arts. Photo by Alan S. Dalinka.

For the most up-to-date list of locations offering dining discounts to Annual Passholders, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. (You may need to sign in to see the full list applicable to your pass.) Don't forget about the dedicated V.I.PASSHOLDER SUPPORT service for questions about Passholder benefits and recommendations. Call (407)WDW-PASS or on-line chat (via chat button on this page of DisneyWorld.com) daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern, by email (via a web form), or in-person at Liberty Square Ticket Office in Magic Kingdom, Ticket Central at Disney's Hollywood Studios, or Ticket Corner at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Many dining locations offer Passholders 10% discounts during some or all meal periods (excluding alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity).

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts at many merchandise locations across Walt Disney World Resort, including locations that continue to offer 20 percent discounts off regularly priced merchandise. Remember, not all merchandise locations at Walt Disney World are owned and operated by Disney, but some of the non-Disney participants (including restaurants) offer discounts between 10 and 20% to Passholders as well. Note, the current terms and conditions include, "Discount is for personal use only and may not be used to purchase merchandise with the intent to resell the merchandise."

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for special events and tours at locations around Walt Disney World Resort.

The latest information on this page of DisneyWorld.com lists discounts for sports, recreation, and spas around Walt Disney World Resort.

For the current list of Passholder Extras visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Passholder Extras include information about V.I.Passholder Perks, discounts on Disney After Hours events, Animal Encounter and tour discounts, Water Park discounts, Golf discounts, and more.

Magic Strollers, "a Disney featured stroller provider," offers a $5 discount on stroller rental when staying at a Disney Resort Hotel and using coupon code WDWAP18 to arrange your rental. It is listed on the "Passholders Extras" page of the Passholder website (last checked February 4, 2019).

Visit the DisneyWorld.com Special Offers page (filtered for Passholders) and log in with a My Disney Experience account linked to your Annual Pass for information, or call (407) 939-4232 to book by phone.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Rewards VISA Credit Card Holders
Reminder to MagicBand users: You must still show your Disney Visa credit card to receive discounts and other benefits. Discounts are not automatically applied even if you have linked your Disney Visa credit card to your MagicBand.

To conserve space, we have eliminated some of the participating location details of the Disney Visa Rewards offers from this section. Visit Disney Visa Rewards website for the latest participating location information.


20 percent off Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks

Disney Visa cardholders receive 20 percent off their entire purchase at Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks throughout Walt Disney World, including Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, and online at Joffreys.com with code: VISABEANS


15 percent off select guided tours

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of selected guided tours for up to 10 people. The cardholder must participate in the tour, and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card. Discounts are not available on Premium VIP tours, programs exclusive to groups, or group team building programs.


10 percent off select restaurants

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off the check when you pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Offer excludes alcoholic beverages, merchandise, tobacco, room service, holiday buffets, tax and gratuity. Discount may not be available at all meal times. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for the latest list of restaurants and restrictions.


10 percent off merchandise

Disney Visa cardholders receive 10 percent off at participating Disney-owned retail location when you spend a minimum of $50 and pay with a Disney's Visa Card and/or Disney Rewards Redemption Card (be sure to request the discount). Read all of the restrictions on the this page of disneyrewards.com.

Cardholders also receive 10% off select merchandise purchases of $50 or more at the following Walt Disney World Resort Operating Participant merchandise locations including Basin, Basin White, Chapel Hats, Good Fortune Gifts and House of Good Fortune, kidsHeritage, Luxury of Time, Marrakesh Emporium Arts & Crafts, Joffrey's coffee/tea kiosks and Tea Traders Café by Joffrey's, Sperry and Volcom.


15 percent off all Disney spa and salon services

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of any salon treatment valued at $45 or greater or any 50-minute or longer spa service most days at the spas and salons at Walt Disney World Resort. Visit this page of disneyrewards.com for participating locations and restrictions.


10 percent off select recreation experiences

Disney Visa cardholders receive 15 percent off the non-discounted price of the recreation experiences listed below:

  • Carriage Rides at Disney's Port Orleans Resort and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Horseback Trail Rides at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Epcot

Present your Disney's Visa Card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at Epcot for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Imagination Pavilion at Epcot (enter near the jumping fountains near the exit to the Magic Eye Theater). You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).


Free character photos at a private meet and greet location at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Present your Disney's Visa card for access to a private character meet-and-greet at the Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios for the cardholder and up to five guests. The event is hosted daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You'll receive complimentary downloads of your photos (one time per day), which may be accessed in the My Disney Experience smartphone application (or website).

For Military Personnel

2019 Military Promotional Tickets

January 1 through December 19, 2019

  • Four-Day Park Hopper Tickets –$241.00
  • Four-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $291.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Tickets – $257.00
  • Five-Day Park Hopper Plus Tickets – $307.00

Prices do not include tax and tickets must be used by December 19, 2019.
Prices may be lower at U.S. military base ticket offices.

U.S. military personnel can also purchase the Memory Maker product for $98 through December 19, 2019.

For more information, definitions and details, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com. Disney Military Promotional Tickets may be purchased at participating U.S. military sales outlets by eligible service members or their spouses (but not both), for use by themselves and only family members and friends, as provided by Disney's rules. These tickets may not be otherwise transferred, distributed or resold. Limit six (6) tickets purchased by the military personnel (or spouse), and one ticket must be used by that member of the military (or spouse). Each ticket must be used by the same person on any and all days.

Special pricing for Memory Maker is available at Walt Disney World theme park ticket windows when purchased by eligible service members or their spouses. No more than two Memory Maker products can be purchased by an eligible service member or their spouse. Usual Memory Maker restrictions apply and a MagicBand is required to receive some digital content.

Special Rates at Resort Hotels

U.S. military personnel can enjoy discounts at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels when booking by December 19, 2018, for stays most nights through April 13, and from April 26 through December 19, 2018. Offer excludes suites in Moderate and Deluxe Resort hotels, 3-bedroom villas, campsites, Cabins at Copper Creek at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, The Little Mermaid Standard Rooms at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. Call (407)939-4249 for information and reservations. Eligibility details are listed on this page of DisneyWorld.com.


Read more information at militarydisneytips.com, visit your base ticket office, or when at Walt Disney World, visit Shades of Green.


If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Florida Residents

Park Tickets

Florida Resident Discover Disney Ticket

Walt Disney World Resort continues to offer Florida resident discount ticket programs. For the first half of 2019, the Discover Disney Ticket offer has returned. Visit this page of DisneyWorld.com for more information and purchasing options. Proof of Florida residence will be required at park entrance

  • 3-Day Discover Disney Ticket – $175 plus tax
  • 3-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper – $207.50 plus tax
  • 3-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper Plus – $232.50 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Ticket – $195 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper – $232.50 plus tax
  • 4-Day Discover Disney Park Hopper Plus – $257.50 plus tax

Discover Disney Tickets are valid for admission to one park per day (unless Park Hopper is added) and can be used anytime through June 30, 2019, with no blockout dates. Tickets must be purchased by June 27, 2019. Proof of Florida residency required. Tickets exclude activities and events separately priced (i.e. "hard ticket" events and such).

The Park Hopper Plus Option permits visits to Disney Water Parks, select Disney Golf courses, and select other opportunities. The 3-Day Plus Option permits 3 visits; the 4-Day Plus Option permits 4 visits.

All tickets and options expire June 30, 2019. A wholly unused ticket can be applied to the purchase of a new ticket with an equal or higher price after the expiration date of the original ticket.

Other Florida Resident Offers

For special tickets, passes and offers available to Florida Residents, visit this page of DisneyWorld.com.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For Disney Vacation Club Members

Member Benefits and Discounts may be found on this page of DisneyVacationClub.com. Note: some benefits and discounts are only available to those with a valid Disney Vacation Club Membership Card which is only available to Members owning at least 75 Vacation Points purchased directly from Disney Vacation Development, Inc.

If you know of an offer that you think most Members do not know about, please drop us an email with the details.

For Canada Residents

Canada residents can purchase an adult 4-day or longer base theme park ticket for as low as $316 (that is $79/day; US Dollars not including tax). Upgrades to the Park Hopper Option are also available. Tickets may be purchased on this page of DisneyWorld.com for Canada residents or by phone at (407)939-7648. This offer is available through March 15, 2019, and they may be used through September 27, 2019 (but are blocked December 24, 2018, to January 1, 2019). Tickets must be used within 14 days of first use or by September 27, 2019, whichever is earlier.

All adults using Canada resident tickets or passes must present valid proof of Canada residency that includes government-issued photo ID to exchange the certificate for a valid ticket at the theme park ticket window or Guest Relations prior to first use. The offer itself requires advanced purchase; it is not available at Walt Disney World Resort theme park ticket windows. Tickets and options are nontransferable, nonrefundable and exclude events/activities separately priced. Admission is subject to capacity closures and to other restrictions.

Check https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/ca/ for the latest offers from Disney.

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

For U.K. Residents

You can see the latest offers for U.K. residents on Disney World's U.K. packages website. It now features an offer where everyone on your booking dines for FREE during their entire stay when you book a Disney Moderate, Deluxe or Deluxe Villa Resort Hotel and Ticket package for a minimum of 5 nights in 2019; also enjoy FREE Breakfast if you stay in a Value Resort Hotel! Plus, enjoy speciality non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages during your stay!

If you know of an offer we haven't listed, please drop us an email with the details.

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  1. By wdwchuck

    I forgot what it is called, but it had something to do with a special deal at Christmas time with hotel and some special events thrown in. Does WDW still do something like that?

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